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outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
, it was just this week, where the children of sandy hook elementary school went back to school to a new building. same desks were delivered. this weekend, not far from that community, though, controversy, over a gun show being held and the debate largely to how close the show is to newtown, and how soon after the tragedy. abc's mark greenblatt is in stamford, connecticut, tonight. >> reporter: just 40 miles away from sandy hook elementary, a gun show decided it must go on here. happening in the same city where the gunman's father lives. the timing of this show insensitive. >> i don't have a solid opinion on that. i'm not for or against it. but i would defend it by saying that it wasn't the gun. >> reporter: but the death of 20 first-graders and six staff members at sandy hook, prompted other gun shows to cancel their events, including one planned in nearby waterbury. >> i felt that the timing of a gun show so close to that tragic event, would be in bad taste. >> reporter: but across the country, attendance at gun shows is up. buyers today at this minnesota show said, they're expecting m
because the ma major work of helping th victims much sandy is still ahead of us. bit more from e senator schumer yesterday talking about votes taken or lack of vote by paul ryan on the house bill and getting his comments. [video clip] >> flood insurance is an obligation of the federal government. in other words, people who pay flood insurance have paid hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year and in return the federal government says if you are flooded we will reimburse you for the damage you suffer. so i don't understand why anyone would not want to vote for that provision. i haven't heard congressman ryan's reasoning. >> [inaudible]? >> that is just terribly harsh to a homeowner who lost his home. should they sit around and wait two years and lose their lives until we reform the promise? in is nothing wrong reforming the program but to hold the homeowners who desperately need this money and have paid in for this money as almost hostage to reform? that is unconscionable. that is wrong. and i would hope congressman ryan would reconsider. host: senator schumer from yesterday. yo
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a nearly $10 billion aid package for superstorm sandy victims. this after the outrage over speaker boehner canceling the initial vote early this week. athena jones live in our washington bureau. expected to be an easy one today, dana? >> it looks like it will be passed. about $9.7 billion in borrowing auth
. >> first piece of business. a bill to provide aid to victims of superstorm sandy. >> there's no need for drama, no need for drama, and we don't want it. >>> they come out with a jobs report in hopes of high growth. >>> it's day 2 for the children of sandy hook elementary school. >>> former congresswoman gabby giffords plans to meet with the families of victims of newtown. >>> here we go. if you need help on your picks, let me know. >> are you with that woman there? anybody else want to be sworn in as a senator? >>> a heavy snow. 6 to 8 inches already on the ground. >>> two teenaged boys hanging on for dear life to a dead tree for two hours. dangerous rescue. the boys are now being treated for hypothermia. >>> the final score, 35-17. >> all that -- >> throws it down. >> if you don't like that haircut, you should see my bikini wax. >> -- and all that matters. >> we wonder why don and i weren't invited to it. >> i saw that and i never realized ray romano was bigger than me. >> -- "cbs this morning." >> president obama used a device called the auto pen to sign the fiscal pen because he's
for voting no on the superstorm sandy relief money, in a statement, he said unfortunately washington's legislative response fails on both counts, it refuses to distinguish or even prioritize disaster relief over pork spending. dave, good to see you. that scaled down bill, it passed 354 to 67, all of the no votes came from republicans, many said they were concerned about extra unnecessary spending, for instance, $150 million for fisheries in alaska, and museum roofs in washington, a hospital in vermont. what is going on here that vote total is significant. after hurricane katrina, there was ten no votes for a bigger package. this that was passed, after being umill 80ed by chris christie, was just adding money back to the flash flood plan. not the big plan they complained about. every time spending comes up, there will be a massive fight with a larger than ever group of republicans willing to take the party to an embarassing position, this is a bill where by congressional standards. there was way too much pork in the bill. >> not really what they passed on friday. i mean -- >> but the
that were damaged in hurricane sandy. volunteers helping save treasured photos as victims remember everything else they lost. >> in the grand scheme of things they were only pictures but to us they are our history. >> that is is my sister. she is gone. rest in peace. my mother, my father. >> a lot of people in this picture are gone. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. nly align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive sy
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to see jobs in areas with better pay, manufacturing and construction because of hurricane sandy, construction jobs grew as well. >> wait a minute, the construction for hurricane sandy had already begun even though the aid package has to be voted on as we speak? >> we've been talking to people who had a little bit of savings and were able to get work started because they knew they wanted to secure work crews and they wanted to prevent mold, so, yeah, you had people starting to get that work done. >> it's that kind of effect took hold in december, that package of aid today, it's only $9 billion but ultimately it will end up being $60 billion that should have an effect on manufacturing as well. >> for construction, you would hope so. >> construction. >> you would hope it would offset the loss of small businesses that would have to close because of all the time, so it starts to -- it can be a push and pull in terms of the sandy effect for sure. >> and just because i made the nice mistake and said manufacturing, we showed some good pictures of manufacturing. >> manufacturing is inter
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by super storm sandy. the city of long beach began the process of tearing down it's boardwalk. an attraction that stood for nearly 100 years and provided generations worth of memories. >> very, very sad day. you know, as a child we played underneath it, as a teenager you gathered with your friends and as an adult you went here for peace. >> we know that today is the beginning of the real big comeback. and today is the day that we say good-bye to an old friend and we get ready to rebuild stronger, smarter and safer. >> as you know long beach wasn't the only area hit hard by souper storm sandy. the damage stretching from new jersey to new york to connecticut. the storm claiming lives, wiping out homes and ruining count less personal and treasured possessions, including family photographs. but now one group helping some of the victims restore precious memories. anna joins us to explain. anna, it sounds like this group is trying to help replace something that you think would be irreplaceable. >> each week care or res store rags efforts sets up a point in the tri-state area for sup
for the northeast to recover from superstorm sandy in october. while the $9 billion passed relatively easily, the next bill, the $51 billion in aid, is expected to face much more scrutiny when congress takes it up january 15th. >> sources tell cnn president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. he was a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called him a patriot but critics have noted he has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >>> it may be a new year but congress it appears is reverting to its old ways, the same old same old. with multiple budget crises ahead like the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts, the continuing budget resolution, the people who watch capitol hill say the partisanship and brinkmanship will be as bitter as ever. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta explains why. >> reporter: after surviving a failed coup led by his own members beleaguered house speaker john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a
for the first time since super storm sandy hit. over 100 certificates deeming the home safe to live in were handed out and residents were told they don't have to follow a 10 p.m. curfew anymore. good news for those folks. >>gretchen: by now we've seen that map posted by a new york newspaper pinpointing local gun homeowner addresses. guards and families information appears ton that map. a rockland county sherrif appears about all of that. we were expressing in the commercial break i don't think people understood the domino effect. now inmates are threatening guards. in what way? >> they are saying we know where you live. we know where your family lives. we can retaliate if in fact we choose to. it's a threat that the officers, they come to work, they do their job. and now they've got to worry about when they go home and their families' safety. >>gretchen: there are 8,000 active and retired new york preponderance of the police officers currently living in your county. what is your feeling about gun ownership legally put out? >> i think it jeopardized all the good people of rockland county as
justice is in jeopardy in new york. all thanks to superstorm sandy. >>> partisan, unpopular, ineffective. just some of the words used to describe congress. all morning long we'll go in focus on whether the house of representatives is more like a house of cards. >>> what lawmaker is introducing controversial sex election legislation along with three other bills next week? we'll talk with him. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military
leveraging the tragedy at sandy hook is despicable. >> gregg: elizabeth pran joins us inside the gun show where some members of the city council are fighting to ban gun shows entirely. how are lawmakers planning to ban the gun shows legally? >> reporter: in order for them to ban them legally, city officials say the only one to enforce the ordnance ordinance in place that no guns can be brat on city property and they claim here is owned by the city. they say they own the property and therein lies the dispute. they say gun shows is forum for illegal trade. >> i have no power at the city level to block all gun shows in the city of ashville. the only place we regulate is where people can possess weapons. >> reporter: gun distributors tell us it's perfectly legal the way guns are sold here and same way they are sold in stores. >> gregg: how are people react to all of this? >> reporter: if actions speak louder than words and we are seeing that in sheer numbers, thousands of people are turning up at gun shows. there was a line about three hours before the doors opened here yesterday. one dealer
'll be definitely looking out for you. ♪ >> and tonight, the victims of super storm sandy are being exploited, forgotten about and pushed aside by greedy out of touch lawmakers, because as of this very hour, a full relief package has yet to be approved by the u.s. congress and you're about to find out why. here is the very latest. earlier today the house of representatives, they passed one very limited portion of the sandy relief package that only totalled 7.9 billion, or 9.7 billion dollars to help pay for flood insurance claims. however, the other part of the package which totals more than 51 billion dollars, well, that now remains on hold until january the 15th. now, here is why. now, back in deals, the senate passed a 60 billion dollar disaster relief measure, because the bill was so loaded with outrageous, nonstorm related pork, the g.o.p. leadership, they got to pull it. some of the more outrageous examples of pet projects that harry reid and the democratically controlled senate put into this bill, let's say, 150 million dollars for fishery disasters and places like mississippi and alas
a better idea of how much damage superstorm sandy caused. >>> plus, your tweets going into the record books housed here in d.c. it's happening. >>> the shock for two kids who sat courtside at an nba game last night. [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good! >>> superstorm sandy victims are finally getting some help from congress. more could be on the way later this month. yesterday, lawmakers a i proved the $9.7 billion package to help pay flood insurance claims for families and businesses. the governors of new jersey and new york say that is just a down payment and much more will need to be done. speaker john boehner has promised that the house will take up a broader $51 billion package later this month. >>> new york city has been working overtime to recover from the storm, literally. the budget office reports the city spent more than $154 million on overtime pay for the sandy cleanup. about 46% of that w
on the struggle for sandy relief, and who's paying the price for the rancor on capitol hill? >>> a new and defiant call to war from the leader of syria. listen to that cheering and chanting crowd which greeted president bashar al assad in damascus, as he gave a rare personal speech to the country, his first since june. assad called for mobilization in this fight, compared rebel forces to al qaeda, and dismissed national efforts to mediate the crisis, saying syria refused to be, quote, puppets of the west. >>> west coast headlines are next with a price strike in a new health care law, which was supposed to prevent any kind of strike. >>> plus the challenges for chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary. is he worth fighting for? >>> some head linlines making n out on the west coast. the yakima herald republic in washington state has this headline. "gop looks more divided post cliff." it's about how headlining party may not be able to negotiate the debt ceiling. >>> and the press democrat has "health care rates spike," it's about health care companies seeking big premium increases for customers
following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th of salt and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. if she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returned to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and the house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a new iphone may be in the works and it is likely " cheaper " than the one you already have. it is incredible on video. a great white shark sighting off the coast of florida. how'd it is helping researchers is coming up next. it is a judgment day for barry bonds. he will find out his hall of fame fate. mark will have more on this story a little later. we will be right back area . >> new this morning. ap
sandy. if you don't need the calendar, buy one for someone you love . >> we will have special behind the scenes footage at www.thedoctorstv.com. >> and my doctor's orders are this: encourage people to help each other out during times of need. because we just came out of the holidays, and it truly is better to give than to receive. we want to thank you so much for joining us today. see you next time! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪ (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. >> kron 4 news at 4 a.m. start now. >> good morning. is wednesday january 9th. we began this morning with a live look outside from our roof camera here on van ness ave looking back at san francisco. good morning i am james fletcher. i am anny hong. >> erica has a look at your forecast good morning erica. >> good morning to you both as we take a live look outside at our roof camera in downtown san francisco. we have clouds and areas of fog. not nearly as dense as yesterday's. it should be clearing relatively quickly compared to yesterday's. the dense fog advisory was extended. exp
edition bed. . >>> one organization is helping victims restore memories following hurricane sandy. fox has the story. >> reporter: the organization called care, or cherished album restoration effort, is helping superstorm sandy victims replace what at first seemed irreplaceable. care was founded in the wake of the disaster and has already recruited photoed ditting volunteers from around the world. terry and al satisfy an know rode out the storm in their house in oceanside, new york. now, piecing their lives back together, they say is one of the hardest things their 45-year marriage has endured. their basement was completely flooded, saturating and destroying everything that was carefully boxed up. >> i couldn't get myself to go downstairs to see the damage that was down there. it was just too much for me to look at. i just couldn't make it down the stairs. he was bringing things up and i'm, going, please, don't bring anything more up! i don't want to see it! >> reporter: volunteers from as far away as israel and the ukraine are using new technology to remove mud stains, scratches and water
jersey man's climb to the top of a hurricane-battered sandy roller roaster, hoping to shine a spotlight on recovery efforts. he unfurled a flag. police arrested him as soon as he came down. >> in sports we start with lance armstrong. he'll talk with oprah winfrey about his allegations using performance-enhancing drugs. the "new york times" reported he is considering admitting the use of drugs but his attorney denies that. the doping charges led to him being stripped of his seven tour de france titles. in the nba lakers point guard steve nash reached a new milestone, 10,000 assists and still counting. nash is only the fifth nba player to do that. congratulations to you. >>> a tale of two cities and twin brothers as rob ryan was fired as defensive coordinator of the dallas cowboys. in new york the jets announce md his twin brother rex ryan will keep his job as head coach. ryan said if sanchez does not play well next season quote that number will change. just ahead, kim and kanye's newmantion and which diva will perform for president obama at the inauguration. "breaking dawn" part two is b
's initiative. i think finely, after aurora last summer and now the terrible tragedy at sandy hook, finally people are realizing that the american public, the moms and dads of this country have to speak up. and i've been working on gun issues for 20 years. and i've never seen such a deep sense of outrage and a deep sense of commitment to doing something. >> that sense of outrage and that sense of commitment, does that also extend to your constituents and the coloradans that you talk to who are themselves gun owners, who may be hunters, may be sportsmen, people who see themselves as pro second amendment? >> oh, yes. you know, i'm a westerner. i come from a family of hunters. and we respect guns out here. we use them to hunt. but people who i've been talking to, they can't understand why you would need an assault rifle or why you need one of these assault magazines to go out hunting. i mean, a magazine that holds 30 or 100 rounds. you're not going to use that to shoot a deer. you're either going to use that for target practice or to shoot people. and frankly, the slight inconvenience to targe
the president has not made a final decision yet. congress passed a hurricane sandy relief bill that provides 9.7 billion to the national flood insurance program, nearly out of money, republican leadership took heat from both parties. the house is set to vote on additional sandy aid. worth nearly $52 billion on january 15th. the senate is recessed until the 21st. >>> president obama and the fi
heard about the sandy hook issue and the shootings, did not say, oh, my gosh here we go again? there have been too many of these shootings. melissa: how do you link that to videogames though? >> well, you know, the individuals, what happens is you find out that the individuals that are responsible for these shootings were exposed to these videogames and they have become so sophisticated that they almost desensitize you or they in some cases they may actually desensitize you. melissa: why would a videogame make them do it? maybe a type of person, naturally violent likes to the play the videogame. why is it the fault of the video game? what is the chicken and the egg there? >> we have to stop the exposure is. i don't know if that is the answer but i rather err on the side of caution and i think that i get the fact that parents have to step in and i get that. i mean, i'm a parent of three young children and i feel as though it is my responsibility to step in and make sure that my kids are not desense tidesed. melissa: why do you need the government? >> because not every parent do
and be comfortably warm, like don and sandy aiuppa in anchorage. ...well, when it was -72 in north pole, anchorage was having a record snowfall-- over 134 inches. but don and sandy had it all under control. >> i know that the edenpure saves us money. we're able to keep our thermostat at between 60 and 65 during the winter time, where if we didn't have something like this, we would have to have it between 75 and 80 degrees just to keep the floor warm enough for us. >> you know, there is a big concern about using space heaters and you hear it every winter, someone's getting in trouble, families are perishing, houses are being burned down. not with edenpure heater. it doesn't get hot to the touch at all. this is an important issue for me because we have a three-year-old granddaughter that comes over quite often and we can relax knowing that she can touch it, drop a toy on it. but the device itself is not hot, it's a very safe appliance. it's one of the best reasons we bought it. and it's one of the best reasons after operating it that we're going to keep 'em. >> so, richard, i'm glad to hear about ou
in the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> 27 year-old victoria soto was killed in december 14th shooting as he tried to shield students from the gunman. >> the shooter killed 20 children and six women for committing suicide. >> strafford mayor john harkins disposed to give her name to the new school in honor of for bravery. construction is set to begin this summer. >> that they must be approved by the town council, which is expected to take up the matter next week. >> today is day two of the preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to try james holmes, the suspect in the hour, colorado theater shooting. >> yesterday, police officers gave detailed accounts of the grim scene after gunman killed 12 and will the doesn't. >> holmes appeared not to show any emotion during the testimony. >> to a pathologist testified the victim's daughter were shot anywhere from one side to nine times. >>160 counts including murder and attempted murder. >> alabama has rolled to its second consecutive ccs championship, and third in four seasons, beating no. 1 notdre dame 42-14 in abc s jet en
funds for hurricane sandy, a bill to do just that is headed to president obama's desk. lawmakers got $10 billion. another bill authorized, $51 billion in additional aid will come up for a vote in the house in ten days. >>> and love was in the air in china on friday. thousands of couples across the country died the knot because of the date. in mandarin, january 4th, 2013, sounds similar to the phrase, i will love you for all of my life. and those who got married because of the date. i got two words. [ speaking foreign language ] you know what that means? >> no. >> prenup. prenup, in mandarin. >> i thought you were romantic. >> no. >> thank you. >>> we turn, now, to the two, shocking back-to-back stories about alcohol and airlines. in one case, passengers took matters into their own hands, going to extremes to restrain a drunk passenger. and the other case, a pilot was arrested before takeoff when someone smelled alcohol on his breath. first up, abc's lisa stark joins us from reagan national airport outside washington, with details about that pilot. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good mo
. if this is all part of the panel that president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong supporter of tighter gun laws, is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th assault and libya. clinton has been scheduled to testify last month but she felt during an illness and she suffered a concussion. she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. clinton returns to work on monday. she had promised to appear before the senate and house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> we will be right back. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on t
in this last bill. >> for the victims of sandy. they snuck some of that pork in. it is a problem. we want low priced goods but we want american jobs. somehow those it's hard to do both of them. sometimes we have had system struggling companies when we say they are all american made then their sales boost. if they tout that and trumpet it sometimes people patron nice this store. with this one it went under. >> sad news. coming up on the show. one state senator now saying is he going to fight until hell freezes over stop this newspaper from publishing another county's list of gun permits of owners, he joins us next. >> imagine this guy sitting next to you on an airplane. he was duct taped for his seat for being too drunk. was this the best way to calm him down or most amusing? ♪ putnam county clerk is refusing to release prosecute prosecute -- i wasn't elected to journal news i was represent the citizens of my county. my phone has been flooded with phone calls people fearful for their lives and their safety and the safety of their family and the neighborhood. these laws were written over 30 y
of superstorm sandy. despite the tongue-lashing they got from new jersey governor chris christie. >> shame on you. shame on congress. >> reporter: the fact that the rest of the storm relief is now up in the air until a vote late thermowas a letdown for new york and new jersey lawmakers. even the freshmen. >> i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington, but it sure seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today. >> reporter: it was a return to the reality of broken government in washington. >> take a chance on your reputation here. >> reporter: after all that goodwill on display when vice president joe biden was swearing in members of the 113th congress and hamming it up with their loved ones. one day later we asked the vice president if things have changed. back to a season of bipartisan here? his response off camera, "we're back to certifying the election." biden was heading into the house to confirm the results of the presidential election, a ritual mandated in the constitution and a reminder of the few things that can get done without a fight.
educators at sandy hook elementary school. >>> heart-wrenching 911 calls from the colorado movie theater massacre were played at a preliminary hearing for suspected gunman james holmes today. now, police testified 30 gunshots could be heard during the very first phone call. and an fbi agent showed the court photos from inside holmes' apartment and described how it was meticulously rigged to explode. the 25-year-old suspect is accused of murdering 12 people and wounding dozens more in the shooting rampage last july. >>> a problem tonight for the country's new potential cia director. john brennan is president obama's pick to be the next head of the cia but senator lindsey graham is threatening to delay brennan's confirmation until he gets answers about the deadly assault in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the white house says the cia position is essential and needs to be filled without delay. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors has elected david chu president for a third term. the 42-year-old chu was reelected by h
republicans over superstorm sandy. and his political future. plus, californians will soon be able to take a look at this face -- be able to meet the giant panda cub at the san diego zoo. but we get to meet hm before he makes his public debut. lucky us, lucky you. that and more at 7:00. >> no kidding. thank you, gayle. >>> well, at 6:52 now, a book signing event -- they are a dime a dozen but one local author went to great lengths to be sure his was a little bit different. jamal yogis didn't arrive by limo or ride in a cab. he swam to the book signing from treasure island to the mainland of san francisco. he says he had no concerns in the water but his destination was fearful. >> out there i felt great. it's saul this stuff on land that i still have to worry about. >> well, it all ties in. yogist's book the fear project is a collection of information about fear gathered from various experts on the topic. >>> a florida traffic stop looked like a rodeo over the weekend. that's after an angry bull escaped from his trailer. a deputy's dashcam caught the l
sandy. lawmakers from the region also want speedy approval of about $52 billion in recovery aid. a vote on those funds is set for january 15. >>> a tsunami warning has been canceled for parts of southern alaska and coastal canada. it was posted after a strong earthquake shook the region. the u.s. geological survey says the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at midnight alaska time and was centered about 60 miles west of craig, alaska. the quake generated a wave but not big enough to pose a threat. >>> the food and drug administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades. that to help curtail foodborne illnesses that kill thousands every year. here's what the fda want. farmers will be required to take precautions against contamination on the farm. and food manufacturers will now have to submit food safety plans to the government. the new rules are open to public comment for the next 120 days. once they are final, farmers will have two years to get on board. >>> the u.s. job market did hold its own in december despite fears the economy would tumble right over that fiscal cl
could include many surprises because of events like superstorm sandy, the presidential election and the fiscal cliff. taking a live look at the big toward, the dow is down 57. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> there is a new report that disney is looking for ways to cut costs and it could mean eliminating some jobs. sources inside the company that spans theme parks, and merchandise, say an internal audit is underway. disney is not commenting on the report but it does say it looks -- is looking for ways to cut costs and has increased technology in the past few months. >>> 8:46. the suspect in the colorado movie theater mass care will be back in court today for a hearing to determine if the case will go to trial. >>> yesterday was a very emotional day in court. victims' families sat through testimony by police officers. this hear something expected to continue until friday. >>> former nebraska senator chuck hagel could be in for some really tough confirmation hearings. both democratic and republican lawmakers are expressing concerns about him being nominated to be the country
sandy. residents in seaside heights, new jersey, will finally after all this time be able to return to their homes today. officials say over 100 certificates have already been granted deeming the homes now safe to live in. those residents were told they don't have to abide by a 10:00 p.m. cure few anymore. -- cure. we wish them well. bill: gun control laws possibly going to a whole new level? white house is going way beyond reinstating the law ban on assault weapons. universal background checks on gun buyers and movement and sale of weapons through aings national database. kirsten powers, tony sayegh, former press aide to republican vice-presidential nominee jack kemp and. welcome to both of you. strengthen mental health checks. strengthen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. so the list is broad. tony, can this pass. >> it will be tough, bill. one of the misconceptions about gun control is a very partisan issue. it is regional issue. you heard heidi heitkamp from north dakota. seven democratic senators from pro-gun states including mark begich from kir
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